Collection of Re-entry Permit Travel Documents from USCIS London

If you filed an Application for Travel Document (USCIS Form I-131), and you have requested that your re-entry permit travel document be sent to the U.S. Consulate or the  USCIS Field Office – London , then you can use our status PDF to check if your re-entry permit travel document has arrived. (Please note that historically, it normally takes at least ...
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SelectUSA – 7 Days Until Showtime

After months of planning and collaboration, the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit will kick off just one week from today – and yes, there’s still time to register. The premier foreign direct investment (FDI) event in the United States will bring together international business investors and economic development organizations from all corners of the country to ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Remarks on the United Kingdom National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the people of the United Kingdom as they celebrate Her Majesty’s 92nd birthday on June 9. Queen Elizabeth II remains a beloved global symbol of stability and peace. Her leadership inspires the enduring strength ...
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SelectUSA’s $30 Billion Impact on the U.S. Economy

Since 2007, the SelectUSA program has worked with thousands of clients to support job-creating Foreign direct investment in the United States. In June the SelectUSA team hit a major milestone, having now facilitated more than $30 billion in client-verified business investment projects.
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We are holding an Auction!

The U.S. Embassy, London, United Kingdom is selling surplus property (including nine embassy vehicles) via web based online auction. The auction opens for bidding Tuesday, May 29 until Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Surplus Property is being sold according to the regulations of the U.S. Department of State.  Each lot has an assigned unique number (lot ...
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Infosecurity Europe

Europe’s Number One Information Security Event will take place June 5-7, 2018 at London’s Olympia exhibition center. Strategically held each year in London, which is the center for Europe’s tech start-up scene, lnfosecurity Europe is the region’s largest and most comprehensive information security event. Infosecurity Europe features over 400 exhibitors, the most diverse range of new ...
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Young Leaders UK (YLUK)

We invite you to join YLUK; a network that connects Britain’s rising leaders, aged 18-30, with the United States, the American people and with one another. When you join YLUK you will have the opportunity to engage with senior members of the Mission, as well as with people of influence from a range of sectors ...
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U.S. Implementation, Oversight and Enforcement of the EU-U.S. & Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks

From January 2017 through May 2018, the U.S. Government has taken action to support the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. These measures enhance privacy protections while ensuring that American and European businesses can continue to deliver innovative products and services across the Atlantic.
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In England, royal wedding has an American accent

In a country that prides itself on royal history and traditions, the wedding of American actress Meghan Markle to Britain’s Prince Harry promises something distinctly new: several American touches. They’ll be unmistakable both during the May 19 nuptials in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle and at the glittering banquet afterward for 600 guests.
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Raremark Finds Opportunity with SelectUSA

European medical technology company Raremark joined SelectUSA on an investment mission to make contacts and find opportunities in Austin, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. The company made contacts with key decision makers to help with its U.S. expansion plans. Founder Julie Walters talks about the opportunities afforded by the trip:    
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U.S. Embassy’s Women in STEM Engagement: A Day with An Aspiring Science Diplomat

The first Saudi woman to combine the fields of medicine and diplomacy, Dr. al Shouli was inspired by the Science Diplomacy conference to one day represent her country as a female science minister.
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We can help you connect with U.S. suppliers at JEC World 2018

Are you a UK company attending JEC World 2018?  If yes, then we can help you connect with U.S. suppliers at JEC World 2018. Event Dates  JEC World 2018 March 6-8, 2018 Paris, France JEC World is the largest event in the world for composite materials and technologies.  It is the international meeting place for ...
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US Citizens Voting in 2018 Elections

 VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided  by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election ...
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Embassy London is open for visa and passport appointments

Scheduled passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens, will continue at U.S. Embassy London and our consulates during the U.S. government shutdown. We will not be updating this website regularly, except in the event of an emergency. Please visit www.travel.state.gov for updates.
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to London, Paris, Davos, and Warsaw

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON/p> January 18, 2018 Secretary Tillerson to Travel to London, Paris, Davos, and Warsaw   U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to London, Paris, Warsaw, and Davos January 21-27. On January 21, he will arrive in London, where he will meet with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and National Security Advisor Mark ...
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Surveying the new U.S. Embassy London building

The new U.S. Embassy building in London is now officially on the map! On December 18, Ordnance Survey (OS) was joined by Deputy Chief of Mission, Lew Lukens , from the U.S. Embassy to accurately survey and map the new building. Mr. Lukens worked with OS Surveyor, Steve Ives, to capture the new Embassy and its surrounding ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited Consular Services from December 15-18, 2017

Consular services at the U.S. Embassy in London and the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh will be severely limited from Friday, December 15 through Monday, December 18, 2017, due to maintenance of our computer systems. During this time, the consular sections in London and Edinburgh will be unable to issue U.S. passports, even in emergency ...
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Registration is OPEN for the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that registration is now OPEN for for the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit. The 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit will take place on June 20-22, 2018, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center near Washington. The goal is to connect global business leaders with U.S. states and their economic development organizations (EDOs) ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Protests

December 06, 2017 The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  The U.S. Embassy in London reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and ...
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U.S. Embassy / BAAS Small Grants Programme

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS), supported by the United States Embassy, London, offers small grants for cultural, educational and outreach activities that will foster American Studies and otherwise enhance the understanding of the United States in the United Kingdom.
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Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events. This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Statement on Northern Ireland Power-Sharing Talks

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 1, 2017 The United States regrets that, since March 2017, the main parties remain unable to reach agreement to form a regional power-sharing government in Northern Ireland. As such, the United States recognizes the UK government may be compelled soon to ...
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Making a special bond even stronger

Americans will always have a special bond with the people of Northern Ireland.   That is only natural. We have a long shared history. It was men and women from Northern Ireland who laid the very foundations of my country. Today millions of Americans proudly trace their family trees back to this region - Ambassador Johnson's ...
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72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly September 18, 2017 This week, President Donald J. Trump leads the United States’ delegation to the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York City, where he will participate in approximately 20 meetings with world leaders and other events.  One of President Trump’s core objectives for U.S. participation in this year’s ...
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U.S. Pavilion at DSEI 2017

DSEI 12-14 September 2017 Excel Exhibition Centre, London United Kingdom   The U.S. Commercial Service will be supporting U.S. exhibitors at the Defence Systems & Equipment International Exhibition (DSEI), one of the world’s leading defense and security exhibition with over 34,000 attendees. The audience will include top level international military staff, major procurement officials, and the entire industry supply chain, from large ...
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The Inauguration of the President

The inauguration of the President will take place on Friday, 20 January 2017 and will be the fifty-eighth Presidential Inauguration. Official information on the Presidential Inauguration is always available from the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies website . Related Websites 58th Presidential Inauguration on Senate.gov Presidential Inaugurations , a Library of Congress American Memory web site The Constitution of the United States  of America White House  website (whitehouse.gov) How Senate confirmations work (ShareAmerica) Inauguration Quick Facts Who? President ...
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Remarks by Secretary Mattis at an Honor Cordon Welcoming U.K. Secretary of State for Defense Fallon to the Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met with his counterpart from the United Kingdom, Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon, today at the Pentagon. The leaders discussed bilateral defense issues, NATO, the D-ISIS campaign, Afghanistan, and North Korea. U.S. Department of Defense Press Operations Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis; United Kingdom Secretary of State for ...
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The United States Urges Establishment of a Power-Sharing Government in Northern Ireland

Press Statement by Heather Nauert U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Washington, DC 05 July 2017 The United States regrets that the political parties in Northern Ireland have not yet reached an agreement to establish a power-sharing regional government following elections in March. We urge the region’s two largest parties, the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein, ...
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Happy Birthday, America!

This year the U.S, Embassy London and Consulates celebrated the Declaration of Independence a little earlier than usual. Check out the photos on Flickr from the Embassy’s Independence Day party at Winfield House , the official U.S. Ambassador’s residence in London! We also created a 360-degree video of the fireworks –  you can rotate the view using the control in the top-left ...
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Here’s a free poster for the 4th of July

The United States marks its Independence Day on July 4, the day in 1776 when representatives of the 13 American colonies voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” the declaration proclaims. Among them: that all people are created equal, that governments derive their power from the consent of ...
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State Department releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

On 26 June 2017 the U.S. State Department released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. It is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this ...
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Secretary Tillerson Official Travel to London

U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson will make his first official visit to London on Friday, May 26th, to meet with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and extend condolences for the May 22 terrorist attack in Manchester on behalf of the American people to the British people and Her Majesty’s Government.
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Incident at Manchester Arena

23 May 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Incident at Manchester Arena (updated at 13:55 BST) The U.S. Embassy in London informs U.S. citizens of a major incident that occurred on the night of May 22 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area, heed instructions from UK ...
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New Embassy Benefits

One of the primary goals of Kieran Timberlake’s design is to demonstrate exceptional environmental leadership that is at or beyond the leading edge of practice when the building is completed. The design team established the following goals above and beyond the already stringent requirements established by the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations for the New ...
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Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert was updated on May 1, 2017 and expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, ...
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Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys exhibition in Grosvenor Square

April 6 marks the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI.  Standing side by side, the U.S. and the UK have fought together in nearly every war since WWI.  More than two million American soldiers, or Doughboys as they were known, served in Europe during the war. In commemoration, on  April 6 2017 the U.S. Embassy is ...
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Appointment of Heather Nauert as State Department Spokesperson

The Department of State is pleased to welcome Heather Nauert as the new State Department Spokesperson. Nauert 's media comes to the Department with more than 15 years of experience as an anchor and correspondent covering both foreign and domestic news and events, including the 9-11 terror attacks, the war in Iraq, and the genocide ...
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Remarks by Secretary of State Tillerson at a Press Availability in Italy

The United States priority in Syria and Iraq remains the defeat of ISIS.  We are calling on our G7 partners to sustain the fight against ISIS well after the liberation of Mosul and Raqqa.  Whether in Iraq and Syria, online, or on the ground in other countries, we must eliminate ISIS.  G7 support will be ...
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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

Fact Sheet U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration 05 April 2017   The sobering news of March 30 that the number of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria has topped five million is a devastating reminder of the urgent need for continued humanitarian assistance from across the international community. Maintaining its steadfast ...
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Centenary of U.S. Involvement in World War I

U.S. Embassy London will commemorate the centennial of our nation entering World War I throughout 2017. We invite the public to join us in educational programs, art exhibitions, remembrance activities, and outreach events to honor the sacrifices of the past, to highlight our Special Relationship, and to stand #sidebyside in securing a peaceful future. The ...
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Joint Press Conference with Secretary Mattis and Secretary Fallon in London, England

On behalf of the American people, I thank the people of this country for being with us to confront our foes. If necessary, we will follow them to the ends of the Earth to stop their mayhem. Britain’s global leadership role is as needed today as at any time in history. In the words of ...
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2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit: Registration is Open! Save the date for the 2017 SelectUSA Summit, from June 18-20, 2017 in Washington, DC.  Registration is now OPEN! Further information is available on the SelectUSA website .   Participants networking in SelectUSA 2016 entry hall We’re thrilled to announce that registration is open for the fourth SelectUSA Investment Summit in ...
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Statement by Secretary of State Tillerson on the Attack in London

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Statement By U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson March 22, 2017 On the Attack in London On behalf of the United States, I express my condolences to the victims and their families. The American people send their thoughts and prayers to the people of the United Kingdom. We ...
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State Department on the Passing of Northern Ireland’s Martin McGuiness

State Department on the Passing of Northern Ireland’s Martin McGuiness 21 March 2017   “First, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Martin McGuiness. As deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, McGuiness worked to make the power sharing in government a cornerstone of consolidating peace and building prosperity in the region. In making ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on President Trump’s Travel to Brussels and NATO Meetings

Statement by the Press Secretary on President Trump’s Travel to Brussels and NATO Meetings THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 21, 2017   President Donald J. Trump will travel to Brussels, Belgium, for the May 25, 2017, meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Heads of State and Government. NATO Secretary ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence to the American Ireland Fund National Gala

“So here’s to Ireland.  Here’s to the United States of America.  Here’s to our shared heritage, and here’s to the confident, confident hope that the ties between our people and the Irish people will only grow and expand as the years go on to the betterment of our people and the world.”   Remarks by ...
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Where do thousands of U.S. Exporters look for advice?

Where do thousands of U.S. Exporters look for advice?   Each year, thousands of U.S. companies navigate the export.gov website to take advantage of free information designed to help their businesses grow. New to the vast line-up of exporter resources is our Exporting Basics Video Series . Topics addressed include export planning and strategy, finding foreign buyers, getting paid, making the export sale, and other considerations such as ...
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RAF Club- The Special Relationship

And I’m confident that it will be Britain and America, as we have done for a century and more, working together as leaders in the international community to help find the answers to these pressing questions. The commitment to that shared future could not be more concrete than the magnificent new Embassy building that is ...
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Register and Request Your Ballot for 2017 Elections, including Special Elections

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance ...
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President Trump and Prime Minister May’s Opening Remarks

The special relationship between our two countries has been one of the great forces in history for justice and for peace.  And, by the way, my mother was born in Scotland — Stornoway — which is serious Scotland. The White House Office of the Press Secretary 27 January 2017 Original source: Whitehouse.gov President Donald J. Trump: ...
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The Art of Resilience Exhibition, January 2017

U.S. Embassy London Cultural Affairs Office 18 January 2017 4.9 million Syrians are documented refugees; another 6.6 million are displaced within Syria.  Beyond these statistics of struggle and strife are stories of great courage, contribution, and creativity that serve as a testament to the spirit and strength of the Syrian people. The Art of Resilience ...
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U.S. Government Statement on Northern Ireland

U.S. Government Statement on Northern Ireland 17 January 2017   The United States’ remains committed to supporting a more peaceful and prosperous Northern Ireland.  To this end, we urge all political parties to focus on quickly finding a way forward to the resumption of stable devolved governance.  We also encourage civil society leaders to continue ...
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The Presidential Inauguration, Senate Confirmations

News 12 January 2017  What you didn’t know about Senate confirmations  Several of President-elect Trump’s nominees for top Cabinet posts are in the spotlight as the Senate has started holding confirmation hearings in advance of the January 20 presidential inauguration. Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, for example, appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 11 and took ...
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Embassy & Consulate Closures over the New Year period

The U.S. Embassy London and our Consulates-General in Belfast and Edinburgh w ill be CLOSED over the New Year festive period as follows: U.S. Embassy London & Consulate General Belfast Monday,  02 January for New Year’s Day The Embassy and Consulate Belfast will re-open on Tuesday,03 January 2017.   Consulate General Edinburgh Monday,  02 January 2017 for New Year’s Day Tuesday, 03 ...
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European Healthcare Startup Investment Mission to the U.S.

A 5 day tour through three major American cities with strong healthcare markets, connecting participants to potential partners, customers, and industry leaders.   About the program A 5 day tour through three major American cities with strong healthcare markets, connecting participants to potential partners, customers, and industry leaders. Tour includes workshops, meetings and networking opportunities ...
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DS-160 & Uploading a Photograph

Applicants have reported that they are experiencing problems when uploading a photograph to the DS-160. The confirmation photo page indicates that they have not uploaded a photo, even though on the preceding page they have received the message that their photo has successfully been uploaded. If you are experiencing this issue, try the following steps: ...
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To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016

State Department releases 2016 issue of “To Walk the Earth in Safety” report, documenting the United States commitment to conventional weapons destruction. Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC 17 November 2016 “Since 1993, the United States has provided more than $2.6 billion in assistance in more than 95 countries for CWD programs, delivering the expertise and ...
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The Future of the Special Relationship

  Because ultimately the future of our Special Relationship will be in the hands not of politicians or diplomats like me. It resides with you- the students and young people here in the room today. Kings College USA Week: The Future of the Special Relationship Lew Lukens, Deputy Chief of Mission Great Hall, King’s College ...
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Remembrance Sunday 2016

Remembrance Sunday Remarks, 2016 Lew Lukens, Deputy Chief of Mission Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial November 13, 2016   DCM LUKENS: Lord Lieutenant, Mr. Mayor. Distinguished veterans and members of the armed services. Your families. British friends. Fellow Americans. “Progress is not inevitable.” “It requires struggle and perseverance and discipline and faith.” President Obama spoke ...
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The 2016 U.S. Election is just a few days away!

The 2016 U.S. Election is just a few days away. This is a reminder that the U.S. Embassy is NOT a polling place; do not come to the U.S. Embassy on Election Day (November 8) to cast your vote. If you are still looking to vote in this year’s election, it may not be too ...
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Are you a Chinese passport holder with 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visa?

Beginning November 29, 2016, Chinese passport holders with 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visas are required to enroll in Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) when traveling to the United States by air or sea carrier or entering by a land port of entry. If you do not have a valid EVUS enrollment, you will ...
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Are you an Overseas Voter who has yet to vote? It is not too late!

With less than 30 days to Election day you can still have a say in who is elected! If you haven’t received your absentee ballot, use the FWAB backup ballot at go.usa.gov/xk9ER If you need further information, this handy FWAB overview, explains the process. Click here for further information. Download your sticker and share that you are a proud overseas ...
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#ProudOverseasVoter Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in ...
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The registration period for DV-2018 opens today, October 4, at noon, EDT

If you are thinking of applying to register for DV-2018, you need to know the facts. The registration period for DV-2018 opens at noon, Eastern Daylight Time, Tuesday, October 4, 2016, and closes at noon, Eastern Standard Time, Monday, November 7, 2016.  You can only register for the program during the registration period.  Be aware ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Robberies in Central London

U.S. Embassy London informs U.S. citizens that the Metropolitan Police have informed the U.S. Embassy of recent robberies and muggings in central London.  In several of the incidents, assailants riding motorbikes have tried to snatch mobile phones, laptops, and valuables from female pedestrians.  If you are a victim, the Metropolitan Police recommend surrendering the requested ...
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Sept 27 is National Voter Registration Day!

Today, National Voter Registration Day, is a great day to share FVAP’s top 5 things U.S. Military and Overseas Citizens need to know to vote absentee. Know that your absentee ballot counts the same as ballots cast at the poll site. All ballots submitted according to State laws are counted in every election. The media ...
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DV-2018 Program: Registration Period is Announced

DV-2018 Program: Online registration for the DV-2018 Program begins on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4). For DV-2018, natives of the following countries are not eligible to apply, because more than 50,000 natives of these ...
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Worldwide Caution, 9 September 2016

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in ...
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Important Notice for Diversity Visa (DV) 2017 Entrants

Additional entrants have been added to “selected” status on the Entrant Status Check (ESC) website www.dvlottery.state.gov. Please use your unique confirmation number to verify your status. Successful entrants are encouraged to complete the online DS-260 application immediately, so that an interview appointment at the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate can be scheduled. Embassies and consulates ...
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U.S.-UK Alliance & The Future Of The Principled International Order

You see, for decades, the United States and the United Kingdom – and millions of American and British service members – have helped provide the security and uphold the values that have allowed millions upon millions of people around the world to be safe, to raise their children, dream their dreams, and to live lives that are full. ...
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Permanent Resident Card (I-551) Samples

Please Note If you are in possession of an expired Permanent Resident Card (I-551) as shown below, the airlines may allow you to board without penalty provided the card was issued with a 10-year expiration date. Therefore you should check with your airline before  requesting a Transportation Letter . Here are two sample Permanent Resident Cards:
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ESTA, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization

The United States welcomes visitors from around the world.  We want people to visit and do business in the United States. Effective April 1, 2016, UK citizens must have an electronic passport (e-passport) to be eligible for visa-free travel to the United States.  Please take a moment to ensure you have an e-passport before planning ...
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Magna Carta, 1776 and All That

Ambassador Matthew W. Barzun British Library London, UK AMBASSADOR BARZUN: Good evening … And thank you for that generous introduction, Roly. What an honor it is for me to give the Douglas W. Bryant Lecture, especially on its 20th anniversary. What Roly didn’t say about Doug Bryant was that he lived in the Massachusetts town right ...
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Join the U.S. Commercial Service at the Greater New York Dental Meeting 2015

The U.S. Commercial Service in London is pleased to support the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM), the largest dental convention in the United States. The 90th meeting in 2014 hosted over 53,000 healthcare professionals from all 50 states and 137 countries including over 18,000 dentists.  Details at BuyUSA.gov »
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The ‘Why’ keeps Silicon Valley

As Britain gathered to #WalkTogether in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun convened a cohort of leading young entrepreneurs in the UK to a morning discussion. In the splendor of the Winfield House Gold Room, Ambassador Barzun quipped that the alliance of youthful disrupters, innovators and ...
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United States. Condemns Attacks in Kabul

We strongly condemn the series of insurgent attacks in Kabul yesterday. These attacks resulted in hundreds of casualties and at least 44 deaths, including children, and demonstrate again the insurgency’s complete disregard for the lives of innocent Afghans. Such actions have no justification. We again call upon the Taliban, other Afghan militant groups, and anyone ...
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Trafficking in Persons (TIP)

7 July 2015 Kerry on 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report “[That is] why this TIP Report needs to be read as a call to action. Governments need to strengthen and enforce the laws that they have on the books, and prosecutors must take pride in turning today’s traffickers into tomorrow’s prisoners.The private sector also needs to be a part of this effort by blowing the ...
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Department of Justice Announces Major Computer Hacking Forum Dismantled

As Part of Coordinated Law Enforcement Efforts in 20 Countries, United States Charges 12 Defendants in Connection with Computer Fraud Conspiracy (This press release originally appeared on the  U.S. Department of Justice website ) The computer hacking forum known as Darkode was dismantled, and criminal charges have been filed in the Western District of Pennsylvania and elsewhere against 12 individuals ...
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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Secretary Kerry submitted the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress. The reports, now in their 39th year, are available at State.gov/humanrightsreports and HumanRights.gov/reports . Mandated by Congress, the Human Rights Reports help inform U.S. government policy and foreign assistance. ...
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New Embassy – News archive & Timeline

Abbreviations used: CAC = Controlled Access Compound NLE = New London Embassy 2015 December 2015 Topping-out ceremony. November 2015 Internal curtain wall completed for the Pacific forest and Mid Atlantic gardens Curtain Wall installation has moved onto level 8. Raised flooring installation continues levels 1 through 3 The glazing on the CAC’s has started and continues ...
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Investing in the USA

Updated 14 May 2015 Investing in the USA President Obama announced theSelectUSA initiative to showcase the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the ...
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U.S. Aircraft Carrier Theodore Roosevelt and Destroyer Winston S. Churchill To Visit Portsmouth

U.S. Embassy, London March 20, 2015 003-2015 @USAinUKPress  By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) are scheduled to pull in to Portsmouth, U.K., for the first port ...
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U.S. Aircraft Carrier Theodore Roosevelt and Destroyer Winston S. Churchill To Visit Portsmouth

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor L. Jackson, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) are scheduled to pull in to Portsmouth, U.K., for the first port visit ...
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Remarks At the Unveiling of Miya Ando’s 9/11 Artwork

17 March 2015 (Ambassador Barzun was at the unveiling of New York artist Miya Ando’s 9/11 artwork at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London. The artwork is made from the wreckage of the Twin Towers.) (As prepared for delivery) Ambassador Barzun: Peter, thank you for having this artwork commissioned, created and finally consecrated here today. ...
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OBO in London – The New London Embassy

The  Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO)  directs the worldwide overseas building program for the Department of State and the U.S. Government community serving abroad. In concert with other State Department bureaus, foreign affairs agencies, and Congress, OBO sets worldwide priorities for the design, construction, acquisition, maintenance, use, and sale of real properties and the use of sales proceeds. OBO’s mission ...
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The old American Embassy London Chancery Building

As of January 2018 the U.S. Embassy in London is now located in a new building in Nine Elms . History The United States has been associated with Grosvenor Square in London’s Mayfair since the late eighteenth century when John Adams, the first United States Minister to the Court of St. James’s, lived from 1785 to 1788 in the house ...
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U.S. Government Exchange Program

On Thursday, January 15, seven Scottish athletes who participated on a U.S. Government exchange program met with Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement, and Mental Health at the Scottish Government to share their experiences with him.  The group also met the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Tricia Marwick MSP, ...
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2015: The Year to Launch and Scale in the United States

The United Kingdom and Ireland are both home to flourishing tech startups looking for the right opportunities to grow globally.  The United States is the logical target for their expansion, especially given its 320 million consumers, free trade agreements with 20 other markets, and massive market for technology purchases. So how can  SelectUSA , the U.S. ...
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Senior Officials on Kerry’s Meetings in Islamabad, Pakistan

MODERATOR: Okay, so I know it’s late. This is a background briefing reading out the Secretary’s meetings this evening. We will not make this a marathon. We’ll just give a quick overview. QUESTION: Let’s make it a very short sprint. MODERATOR: Excellent. We’ll just give a quick overview and take a few questions — QUESTION: ...
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Department of Defense European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) Announcement

The Department of Defense announced today the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations.  These actions, taken as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) process, will save the U.S. government approximately $500 million annually.  The Department of Defense also announced the first F-35 basing ...
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Nominate someone to attend a screening of Selma at the U.S. Embassy

We are offering two tickets to attend a screening of Selma at the United States Embassy in London. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The screening will be on 22nd January ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the London Conference on Afghanistan

Thank you very much, all of you, for being here. And thank you for the privilege of being part of this very important conference. And I want to thank Prime Minister Cameron for hosting and, you, President Ghani for cohosting this effort. We saw each other in Brussels. You’ve been on a whirlwind tour, and ...
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HSI-led probe leads to arrest of 2 UK men allegedly linked to pre-release leak of The Expendables 3

LONDON – Two men from northern England have been arrested by authorities in the United Kingdom after a probe initiated by Los Angeles-based special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) linked the pair to the pre-release leak earlier this year of The Expendables 3. The suspects, a 36-year-old man ...
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United States and United Kingdom Law Enforcement Share Forfeited Proceeds

U.S. Embassy, London October 16, 2014 018-14 @USAinUKPress   In 2005, United Kingdom (UK) authorities began a financial investigation targeting a Dubai, UAE-based money laundering network  after drug investigations determined that the organization was providing illicit financial services to multiple, otherwise unrelated, Drug Trafficking Organizations throughout Europe.  This effort evolved into a bilateral joint investigation ...
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Statement by the President on the Results of the Scottish Referendum

Statement by the President on the Results of the Scottish Referendum September 19, 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We welcome the result of yesterday’s referendum on Scottish independence and congratulate the people of Scotland for their full and energetic exercise of democracy. Through debate, discussion, and passionate yet ...
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NATO Wales Summit Declaration 2014

Issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Wales from 4 to 5 September 2014 1. We, the Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the North Atlantic Alliance, have gathered in Wales at a pivotal moment in Euro-Atlantic security. Russia’s aggressive ...
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Wales Summit – NATO’s Changing Role in Afghanistan

NATO’s mission in Afghanistan has been the Alliance’s largest and one of its longest-running military operations, with 50 coalition countries contributing a peak of 140,000 troops over a 13-year campaign.  The United States, together with NATO Allies and partners, support a sovereign, stable, unified, and democratic Afghanistan and will continue our partnership with Afghanistan based ...
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U.S. Embassy Media Note: CBRN Security Assistance for Ukraine

On June 30, the United States and Canada hosted a “Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, and Radiological (CBRN) Security Assistance” meeting at the High Commission of Canada in London to discuss Ukraine’s existing CBRN assistance needs. Several members of the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (Global Partnership), including Ukraine, other ...
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David S. Cohen at the Royal United Services Institute

U.S. Treasury Department Office of Public Affairs LONDON – Good afternoon.  It is a pleasure to join you today to discuss the intersection of transnational organized crime and illicit finance, and to join the conversation about what we can and should be doing to combat this threat. I would especially like to thank the Royal ...
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Naturalization Ceremony at RAF Mildenhall

USCIS London Field Office – Five spouses of active duty U.S. service members became United States citizens on Friday, May 30, 2014 at a naturalization ceremony held at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, United Kingdom. The five new U.S. citizens, who come from four different countries, were sworn in as United States Citizens by Joseph Hackbarth, Field ...
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Ambassador Barzun Meets with Friends and Family of “Cheeki Rafiki” Sailors

20 May 2014 U.S. Embassy, London May 20, 2014 010-14 @USAinUKpress   On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Ambassador Matthew Barzun met in his office with families and friends of the four missing British sailors. He listened to their concerns, and joined them in welcoming the news that the search has been resumed. The United States Coast ...
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U.S. Air Force Culture & Language Center Prepares General Officers for Deployment

U.S. Embassy, London April 15, 2014 009-14 @USAinUKpress By Jodi L. Jordan Air Force Culture and Language Center Outreach Team MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Three Air Force general officers will soon assume command in key overseas assignments, and they’ll come to those jobs with a deeper understanding of cross-cultural ...
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UK Delegation from London visits U.S. Aircraft Carrier in Mediterranean

On Monday, 31 March, the Defense Attaché Office (DAO) London hosted a group of 8 Distinguished Visitors from London on a trip to the USS TRUMAN (CVN 75) which was conducting flight operations in the Mediterranean. The group included Labour MP Vernon Coaker, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Air Commodore Gary Waterfall, Royal Air ...
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Mary Wilson of The Supremes Sings at Wychwood House

On Wednesday, 26 February 26 2014 singing legend Mary Wilson of The Supremes fame sang a set to invited guests at the the Embassy’s Wynchwood House residence. Guests included Baroness Lawrence, Baroness Benjamin and were invited to honor Black History Month. Mary was presented with a cake to mark her upcoming birthday. Photos of the event are on Flickr .   ...
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U.S. Delegation to the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade

13 February 2014 U.S. Embassy, London February 11, 2014 005-14 @USAinUKpress   The following are the members of the U.S. Delegation attending the London Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade: Anthony West, Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (Head of Delegation) Cindy Chang, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of ...
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US-UK Law Enforcement Agency Cooperation Results in Arrest of Child Sex Offender

U.S. Embassy, London February 06, 2014 @USAinUKPress 004-14   Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) News Release   LOS ANGELES — An Antelope Valley landscaper is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court Tuesday afternoon following his arrest on federal child pornography charges for allegedly generating sexually explicit images of ...
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DHS News Release Re Sentencing of British Sex Offender

U.S. Embassy, London January 30, 2014 @USAinUKPress 003-14   Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) News Release British sex offender sentenced for distributing images of child sex abuse to the United States LONDON – A United Kingdom citizen was convicted and sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for sexually abusing children ...
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A Note on Our New Embassy

17 January 2014 (This article originally appeared on  Ambassador Barzun’s Tumblr ) AMBASSADOR BARZUN: I noticed a few news outlets this week reporting that funding for the construction of our new Embassy building may be removed. As this might cause concern among those excited and invested in the redevelopment of Nine Elms, I wanted to put minds at ...
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World Cup Warm-Up: U.S. Embassy 5 – 2 MPs

To celebrate, the U.S. Embassy in London played a selection of UK MPs with the Embassy running out winners 5-2. The match was officiated by renowned non-retired referee Dermot Gallagher. Members of Parliament in attendance included – Alistair Burt, Stephen Hepburn, Ian Murray, Russell Brown, Karl McCartney, David Burrowes, Greg McClymont, Paul Farrelly, Steve Rotheram, ...
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USTR Official’s Top Five Things to Know About T-TIP

USTR Official’s Top Five Things to Know About T-TIP  03 Dec 2013 This blog post by Dan Mullaney, assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East at the Office of the United States Trade Representative , was published on the State Department website on November 15. There are no republication   restrictions for use by U.S. embassies. ...
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New London Embassy construction site panorama #2

Here is our second panorama photo of the construction site for our new London Embassy, viewed from the East.  Nine Elms Lane is on the right side of the photo. Accommodation and office facilities (green pre-fab buildings in the lower left hand side of the photo) are being erected. There are two stories now and ...
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New London Embassy construction site panorama #1

Here is a panorama photo of the construction site for our new London Embassy, viewed from the East.  Nine Elms Lane is on the right side of the photo. Building works are on-going for the installation of diaphragm walls and production piles. Four (4) test piles are currently under way around the site. A large ...
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U.S. Embassy London remembers the Centenary of the U.S. Entry into WWI with the City of London

Outdoor photo exhibition at the London Guildhall, April 2017. Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys 1917-18 is an outdoor art exhibition, the latest in an acclaimed series photographed by Michael St. Maur Sheil, which documents the battlefields of the First World War and tells the story of the U.S. entry into WWI. The  exhibition  can ...
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Report of the UK’s Independent Review Panel on Extradition

Report of the UK’s Independent Review Panel on Extradition U.S. Embassy Press Release 18 October 2011   Report of the UK’s Independent Review Panel on Extradition: Panel Concludes U.S.-UK Treaty Balanced and Fair The Extradition Panel, appointed by the United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Theresa May in September 2010 to review the UK’s extradition practices, has ...
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Aerial Views of Nine Elms

These photos present an aerial view of Nine Elms, Battersea. The first (above) is the area as seen from the south-east with the new site highlighted in yellow. A full-size (1000px by 583px) image is available (JPG / 160Kb, opens in new window) The second aerial view includes renders of the new London Embassy and new surrounding buildings, looking downstream ...
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New Design Unveiling

Ambassador Louis B. Susman Announcement of Winning Architect for Design of New U.S. Embassy   AMB SUSMAN: Good afternoon. I would like to welcome the press to an exciting moment in the history of the U.S. Embassy in London. Today we take an important step forward toward creating a new United States Embassy – a ...
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New Embassy Design Concept

Winning design concept   As Prepared by KieranTimberlake KieranTimberlake’s concept for the New London Embassy is the result of their efforts to resolve, in architectural terms, what an embassy aspires to be and what present realities dictate it must do. The expressive challenge is to give form to the core beliefs of our democracy – transparency, openness, ...
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